Thursday, March 21, 2019

Another Bermuda Triangle

From Private Life (dir. Tamara Jenkins, 2018). A Thanksgiving guest says that he’s grateful for thirty-one days of sobriety:

“And if I can just make it through today, just today, I will be one-third of the way through the Bermuda Triangle.”
Thinking that “today” marked thirty-one days, I guessed incorrectly that “Bermuda Triangle” is a metaphor for the first three months of sobriety. As the Internets will affirm, “Bermuda Triangle” is an Alcoholics Anonymous metaphor for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. For obvious reasons.

Good wishes to anyone who just navigated or will be navigating that particular Bermuda Triangle.

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